Once an accused person’s bail is set – either when they are booked, or when they have appeared before a judge – a bond needs to be paid for them to be released. If Summit Defense Attorneys are representing you, or your friend or relative, we can refer you to a bail bonds company that we work with, and that gives our clients a discount.
Clients that own a home or other property may be eligible for a property bond and, therefore, able to avoid paying bail. If you want to know if a property bond is available in your case, you should consult your attorney.
To post bail, you can attend Room 101 at the Hall of Justice on Bryant Street between the hours of 8am and 4.30pm. Outside of those hours, and on weekends, you can make payments at the property window in County Jail #1 on 7th Street. Keep in mind that, if you are paying a cash bond, you need to present a cashier’s check for the full amount. Other restrictions may apply from time to time, so it is prudent to always check with your attorney or the Sheriff’s Office.
Once you have posted bail, you have to take the bail receipt to the appropriate facility – if the inmate is being held at County Jail #1, take the receipt there, and if they are being held in any other facility, that the receipt to County Jail #3, in order for them to be released.